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Careers

Engaging the world’s armed groups and de facto authorities in complex situations, Geneva Call’s staff is a force for humanity, respect and hope. We employ a highly motivated and dedicated staff from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. We offer a unique working environment in a challenging field. If you’re skilled and passionate, we would like to hear from you.

Geneva Call is an equal opportunity employer. Our working languages are English and French. Candidates must be able to travel. For operational positions, travel is required to various parts of the world and, at times, in areas of armed conflict.

For other requirements, please refer to the specifications within the individual notices posted on this page. Geneva Call cannot guarantee a reply to unsolicited applications. Please also be aware that our recruitment and vetting procedures are thorough and can last several weeks.

In case of technical issues with online applications, please contact us.

Open Positions

9 opportunities

Executive Coordinator – Geneva, Switzerland (Headquarter)

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect by Armed Groups and de Facto Authorities (AGDA) for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence, in particular those related to the protection of civilians. Geneva Call focuses its efforts on banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children from the effects of armed conflict, prohibiting sexual violence in armed conflict, working towards the elimination of gender discrimination, protection of civilian infrastructure and humanitarian access.


Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director of External Relations and Support Services, the Executive Coordinator is responsible for executive level support to the executive team of the Organisation. He/she analyses and interprets the administrative rules and regulations and provides solutions and support on issues related to the executive team and general administrative management. The Executive Coordinator promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach.


Organisational Setting and Work Relationships

The Executive Coordinator provides support principally on the management of administrative functions such as travel arrangements, visa applications, planning and booking of major events at HQ, preparation of documentation for major meetings; maintain and follow-up on Executive’s calendars and agenda, providing administrative support to the Executive team as needed.  

The Executive Coordinator assists the CD and SMT to identify priority administrative matters that needs to be addressed in a confidential and timely manner.  Regular contacts need to be maintained by the Executive Coordinator with external parties, including Permanent Missions in Geneva, UN agencies and other International organisations, Travel Agents or others colleagues, and to obtain assistance of others on matters of relevance to Geneva Call. 

The Executive Coordinator works closely with the Administrative Officer and provides back-up during absence.  

Core responsibilities

  • Establish and conduct workflow assessments on administrative workflows across the organisation;
  • Remove productivity roadblocks as they emerge;
  • Ensure processes and procedures comply with relevant policies and regulations;
  • Streamline business operations to keep costs within established budgets;
  • Drive smooth organisational operations throughout the workday;
  • Manage and arrange large events at HQ to include hotels, catering and all necessary arrangements;
  • Establish meetings in the agenda of the Director General and Director of Operations;
  • Maintain and develop contact with counterparts in Permanent Missions in Geneva as well as government ministries, agencies and other partners, following up on official documents and requests, as well as scheduling and coordination of official meetings;
  • Maintain the agenda for the executive team members as directed;
  • Management of travel bookings for executive team when travelling from Geneva to other locations in compliance with approved budgets;
  • Ensure the settlement of expense claims for the Director General and Directors of the Organisation is completed in a timely manner;
  • Confer with the executive team and SMT to secure timely information relevant to matters requiring action, decisions, or signature;
  • Ensure relevant information is prepared for meetings and missions by liasing with the appropriate internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ensure flow of information within the HQ office by disseminating relevant communications to senior managers and all staff in the office as required;
  • Monitor office inventory and organisational costs with the support of the Admin Officer;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Essential

  • A degree in Public Administration or similar extensive experience may be considered in place of a degree.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in administrative management is required. The experience should cover all aspects of the functions described above. Experience working in an international organisation setting, in the United Nations, Permanent Missions or similar is an essential requirement for the role.
  • Progressively responsible, coordination, administrative management experience at CEO level required.  
  • Experience in organising large-scale events and coordinating arrangements across multiple stakeholders in multiple locations.  
  • Expert level experience in the usage of computers and office software packages is required.
  • Extensive experience required in organising travel for large groups.
  • Highly analytical with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Empathetic leadership style.
  • Capable of clearly communicating with others.
  • Superb organizational and time-management abilities.

Languages

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and French.  Additional language skills in Spanish, Arabic, Russian is a distinct advantage. 

Functional Skills 

  • MS-Office Products to include Sharepoint, Dynamics and Office. 

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Executive Coordinator
  • Department: External Relations & Support Services
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended (Swiss contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Geneva, Switzerland – Please note that only candidates authorized to work in Switzerland will be considered for this position
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Application

No later than 31 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Project Officer – Cotabato/Iligan City, Philippines (National)

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening the protection of civilians affected by conflicts involving armed groups and de facto authorities (AGDAs). Geneva Call works to increase respect for international humanitarian norms, based on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) as well as relevant local and religious norms, by AGDAs, towards positive policy and behaviour change, while supporting communities’ efforts to improve their own protection.

In the context of armed conflict, Geneva Call focuses its efforts on the protection of children, education, healthcare, humanitarian access and cultural heritage; preventing forced displacement and food insecurity; prohibiting sexual violence and working towards the elimination of gender discrimination; as well as curbing the use of anti-personnel mines and other means and methods which are not in compliance with humanitarian norms.

In the Philippines, Geneva Call employs a mix of direct and indirect strategies to advocate for the added value of humanitarian engagement with armed actors, with the aim of preventing protection risks in humanitarian crises. Equipping local stakeholders for humanitarian engagement is equally a centrepiece of Geneva Call’s strategy, which aims for sustainability and local ownership.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

The Project Officer contributes to the operations of Geneva Call by supporting the design, planning and implementation of initiatives according to programme and budget plans, internal procedures and guidelines as well as donor requirements. The project goal is Communities, particularly women, children, and those most at risk, feel safer from rido and conflict-related violence in BARMM and adjacent areas. S/he is expected to take the lead with specific project activities in the field, such as awareness-raising, meetings, trainings, workshops and coordinating initiatives with traditional/religious leaders and civil society partners as well as monitoring and reporting on contextual developments.

Core responsibilities

I. Planning, Implementation & Reporting

In consultation with the Project Coordinator:

  • Support development and implementation of approaches to promote civilian protection and respect for international humanitarian norms in conflict contexts in program sites, particulary Central Mindanao;
  • Contribute to the development and updating of detailed project work and financial plans and other related planning documents (MEAL plan, risk management plan, communications plan etc.);
  • Responsible for quality project implementation, incl. activities such as trainings and workshops, as well as implementation of the project MEAL plan where appropriate, in accordance with Geneva Call and donor work plans, budget and operational procedures;
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of all project activities, outputs and outcomes, submitting required reporting and documentation accurately and on time including supporting local partners in their reporting;
  • Assist in the preparation of progress reports and related materials;
  • Manage safe-keeping of information and knowledge, including complete and timely filing of project records, reports, and other project documents and materials in accordance with Geneva Call operational procedures;
  • Collect and analyse information relating to the context, conflict situation, humanitarian needs and potential impact on Geneva Call’s work in project area(s);
  • Monitor the security situation vis-à-vis the project, project partners and Geneva Call, preparing risk assessments and suggesting mitigating measures following up on incidents as necessary;
  • Support in the conduct of research into specific humanitarian issues as well as policies, practices and values (religious, ideological, cultural etc.) of conflict parties to analyse trends and support arguments to improve compliance with humanitarian norms;
  • Coordinate with technical program staff where needed.

II. Communications & External Relations

In coordination with the Project Coordinator and/or Head of Mission:

  • Support design and production of innovative communications materials adapted to the local context;
  • Provide material (photos, videos, stories from the field) about project activities and timely reports to showcase project outcomes and achievements;
  • Engage community-based stakeholders, local and international organizations regularly;
  • Assist HoM and Project Coordinator in engaging senior officials and other key stakeholders; draft speaking points and messages for colleagues at Geneva Call.

III. Administrative and Finance tasks

With support of the Admin/Finance Officer:

  • Follow all administrative and finance procedures;
  • Release resources to partners/projects as per approved plans and agreements and reimbursement and/or liquidation of project expenditures;
  • Monitor and report on all project expenses of budgets and available funding, including supporting documents;

IV. Other Duties

  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the line manager.

Main qualifications

Education

  • Completed degree of Higher Education in relevant field such as Islamic Studies, Political or Social Science, International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights.

Languages

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral;
  • Tagalog and local dialects (Maguindanaoan, Maranao, Teduray, Bisaya, Tausug, Yakan etc.) preferred.

Technical knowledge or experience in

  • At least 3 years in a humanitarian/human rights/protection organisation working in conflict-affected areas;
  • Knowledge of the conflict context in Central Mindanao;
  • Experience in reporting, monitoring and research;
  • Experience in community organising;
  • Knowledge of and/or work experience in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law;
  • Knowledge of and/or work experience in Islamic Law;
  • Knowledge of and/or work experience in Protection;
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing capacity-building programmes;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian issues and capacity for in-depth analysis;
  • Experience in developing professional relationships with various stakeholders and working in a neutral and objective manner;
  • Experience working with civil society and international organisations preferred;
  • Understanding and respect for organizational principles, vision, mission and confidentiality;
  • Strong logic and organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change;
  • Ability to take responsibility, proactive and efficient functioning, strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and multicultural environment;
  • Accuracy and reliability, ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

Personal qualities

  • Understanding and respect for organizational principles, vision, mission and confidentiality;
  • Strong logic and organizational skills, flexibility and adaptability to change;
  • Ability to take responsibility, proactive and efficient functioning, strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team and multicultural environment;
  • Accuracy and reliability, ability to meet deadlines under pressure.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Project Officer
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-Term (National Contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Cotabato City and Iligan City, Philippines
  • Preferred start date: as soon as possible

Application

No later than 30 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Senior Accountant – Geneva, Switzerland (Headquarter)

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect by armed groups and de facto authorities for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence, particularly those related to the protection of civilians. Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit humanitarian organization founded in 1998 under Swiss law.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Overall

Geneva Call is seeking a talented and experienced professional accountant who is a team player who will strengthen the existing team due to growth of budget and staffing over the past years and take the lead in preparing the financial statements for the organisation, reconcile financial accounts to provide management reporting on a monthly basis. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will be a key member of the Finance team. You will be responsible for ensuring the accounts are accurate, reconciled and up to date. The Senior Accountant will work closely with the other finance areas to ensure alignment and adherence to Swiss GAAP accounting standards and best practice for both internal controls and general financial management. The role will liaise directly with the external auditors on all audits field and HQ and other key stakeholders to ensure the smooth production of all statutory submissions & returns and monthly accounting reports to senior management.

Main activities

Financial accounting and Traesury

  • Keep up to date Geneva Call’s accounting and related systems, policies, procedures to ensure compliance with applicable accounting standards.
  • Assume leadership role for the accounting system and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of all financial records.
  • Manage the month-end and year-end closure procedures as well as the annual audit in close coordination with the rest of the finance team under the direct supervision of the Head of Finance.
  • Provide regular monthly management reporting analysis as well as ad hoc requests from the Directors or the Board.
  • Liaise with the Geneva Call’s external auditors, tax advisors, bankers, lawyers, stakeholders, and all relevant authorities.
  • Ensure the overall financial integrity of the organisation’s records and reports.

Internal Control System

  • Assist with effective implementation of the internal financial controls and undertake all aspects of monitoring to ensure the control system is aligned with organisational needs.

Audit and legal compliance

  • Liaise closely with finance team for audits for both field and HQ projects and overall responsibility for the annual statutory audit.
  • Be alert and proactive with respect to all financial regulatory changes and practices which may impact Geneva Call’s regulatory status.

Others

  • Maintain the fixed asset register, ensuring assets are held within the business, and correct application of additions, disposals, depreciation, and impairment.
  • Performs other duties as required and as they relate to overall financial management for the organisation.

Main qualifications

Education and experience

  • Professional qualification as a chartered accountant or certified accountant required.
  • University degree in Finance or Accounting with minimum of ten years relevant experience may be considered.
  • Minimum ten years of experience in a financial accounting role.
  • Essential to have similar years of experience in financial accounting preferably within an international organization with complex donor requirements or multinational company with external offices/locations.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian section is an advantage.


Technical skills

  • Expert accounting skills are essential.
  • Solid experience preparing financial statements required in Swiss GAAP or similar standard required.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced IT skills, particularly knowledge of Microsoft Office software especially excel. ERP experience with Dynamics 365 Business Central would also be a strong asset.
  • Excellent team working skills including cross-functionally.
  • Excellent communication in English.


Languages

  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency (spoken and written) in English. Other languages, especially French, would be an asset.

Personal skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment.
  • Self-starter with strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • An interest in Geneva Call’s mission.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Senior Accountant
  • Department: Finance Unit
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended (Swiss contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Geneva, Switzerland – Please note that only candidates authorized to work in Switzerland will be considered for this position
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Application

No later than 30 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Global Communications Coordinator – Geneva, Switzerland (Headquarter)

Mission

Geneva Call is an international humanitarian organization striving to enhance the protection of civilians in conflict contexts. Geneva Call engages in a dialogue with armed groups and de facto authorities for them to be aware and better comply with international humanitarian norms and principles. Geneva Call is headquartered in Geneva and works in 16 conflict contexts in South-East and Central Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Geneva Call is looking for a Global Communications Coordinator (GCC) who will be responsible for the organization’s external communications globally. The GCC is a Senior member of the Global Engagement Unit, reporting to the Head of Global Engagement and part of the office of the Director-General.

The GCC will lead a wide range of efforts contributing to increasing the organization’s impact and positioning through carefully designed and coordinated communications outputs.

S/he develops the organization’s global communications strategy and plans in close collaboration and consultations with country teams and the organization’s senior management team.

Core responsibilities

Communication strategy & plans

  • Design, draft and implement Geneva Call’s Global Communication Strategy in line with the organization’s Strategy 2024-2027 and its enhanced Theory of Change.
  • Oversee the development of communications strategies/plans that are specific to existing country programmes and/or policy or advocacy initiatives in close collaboration with relevant Regional and Country Directors.
  • Monitor emerging trends in communications and media channels, identify opportunities and needs for Geneva Call and lead implementation of the organization’s response (including oversight of the website and social media channels as well as updates and upgrades to them).
  • Establish robust coordination and support mechanisms among all communications team members in the field to stay abreast of their current efforts, needs and constraints.

Website and social media

  • Responsible for Geneva Call’s website, associated sub-sites and social media channels.
  • Develop and disseminate guidelines for the decentralized, context specific use of social media channels by country teams in line with Geneva Call’s visual identity and branding parameters.
  • Establish and lead in regularly producing timely and impactful content to engage digital audiences meaningfully.

Annual Report and other publications

  • Lead the editorial development and coordinate the production and dissemination of Geneva Call’s Annual Report.
  • Write a wide range of pieces including web stories, op-eds, social media posts, capturing Geneva Call’s impact and enhancing its positioning globally.

Events and public relations

  • Co-lead in the conceptualization of public events or other public relations activities in Geneva and or in countries. This includes the coordination of protocolar ceremonies for the signing of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitments.

Media relations & crisis management

  • Develop and implement a media engagement strategy attuned to Geneva Call’s specific mission and acknowledging the high sensitivity of its activities.
  • Develop pedagogic material and conduct media engagement training to Geneva Call’s Senior Managers to enhance the overall capacity of the organization to engage meaningfully with global or local media outlets.
  • Maintain and develop a wide network of relevant media contacts in Geneva and beyond.
  • Seek opportunities for media engagement when deemed strategic to advance the organization’s impact and reputation.
  • Establish and maintain a media monitoring system.
  • Develop a crisis communication management module to enhance the organization’s capacity to react to crises.
  • Prepare talking points, press releases and/or draft statements.

Team management & service providers

  • Give functional guidance to Communication Team in the field; manages and coordinates a roster of service providers (AV, photographers, web providers, etc.) both in Geneva and in the field in line with the organization’s procurement policy.
  • Develop and assess the human, financial and other resources required to implement various communication strategies and plans as they are rolled out.
  • Capacity building and development of country-based communications staff.

Resource mobilization efforts

  • Contribute to project proposals development through advising country teams and proposal writers on technical issues related to communications aspects and outputs.
  • Actively seek to secure new and additional resources for communications, including by identifying potential donors and writing project proposals to support communications or advocacy activities.

Main qualifications

Candidates with relevant qualifications, experience, a tertiary degree, and fluency in English and French are invited to apply.

Relevant experience and qualifications may include but is not limited to the following:

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent or bachelor’s with 10 years of experience in communications, journalism, public relations, political science, history or international relations.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of professional experience with gradual senior managerial responsibilities in non-profit organizations with focus on work in conflict-affected contexts.
  • Experience in a senior position leading communications efforts in media, journalism, public relations, or advocacy.
  • Management experience with budget oversight and team supervision responsibilities
  • Experience in developing innovative approaches to communication in diverse media channels is an advantage.

Competencies

  • English as mother tongue. Other languages competences such as French, Spanish, Arabic or German are an asset.
  • Dynamic, pro-active and result oriented.
  • Strategic thinker and creative.
  • Expert understanding of how strategic communications deliver change in sensitive contexts.
  • Ability to self-manage, work under pressure, and deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Robust knowledge of international humanitarian, peace, development, and security work.
  • Professional command of communication tools, including digital tools and related software.
  • Ability to produce and deliver clear and concise presentations; advanced public speaking skills, including media engagement.
  • Exceptional writing and editorial skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply management principles as they relate to multi-cultural and complex organizations. Developed ability to mentor, coach and create inclusive and cohesive teams.
  • Political sensitivity and awareness; tact and diplomacy.

Other

  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Global Communications Coordinator
  • Department: Global Engagement Unit
  • Type of Contract: Open-ended (Swiss contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Geneva, Switzerland – Please note that only candidates authorized to work in Switzerland will be considered for this position
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Application

No later than 2 June, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Grants Coordinator – Kabul, Afghanistan (National/International)

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call’s mission is to ensure that armed groups and de facto authorities respect International Humanitarian Law and basic humanitarian principles in the areas where they fight, or they control.


Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Geneva Call is seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to serve as the Grants Coordinator for the Afghanistan Country Program. The Grants Coordinator will play a critical role in coordinating/leading grants management and strategic positioning with donors and partners. The role will also support in securing funding for programs by managing grant processes, supporting proposal development, ensuring compliance, reporting, and potentially training in-country staff.

Core responsibilities

Grants Management and Coordination

  • Based on the tracking provided by the donor relations, review, and position for opportunities that will drive Geneva Call Afghanistan – actively research and identify grant opportunities that align with the GC’s mission, programs, and areas of expertise. This involves staying up-to-date on funding trends, donor priorities, and deadlines.
  • In consultation with the Country Director and members, ensure technical engagement with donors to pre-position and prepare for opportunities, and engage in strategic positioning work directly as appropriate.
  • Engaging with technical experts at Regional and HQ as needed to ensure high-quality, evidence-based grants design that draw on needs assessments and learning from past programs – and lead on the grants writing processes.
  • Ensuring partners are identified and appropriately engaged in program design, especially to strengthen the protection of civilians and gender sensitivity at the design stage.
  • Ensuring that grants/projects and their budgets include robust MEAL plans that are aligned with the Global Results Framework introduced by key donors (and therefore advance towards our Breakthroughs), incorporate Common Approaches as relevant, and build in critical learning questions.
  • Ensuring the project budget will enable the project to be delivered as designed.
  • Gather information on project progress, finances, and impact.
  • Craft clear, concise reports that showcase the impact of funded projects, highlighting how donor contributions made a difference.
  • Ensure timely submission of reports that meet all funder requirements – programs comply with donor guidelines and internal regulations.

Strategic Partnerships

  • Support CD/Advance and cultivate strategic alliances with local and international civil society organizations, NGOs, UN Agencies, and relevant authorities to promote the national and global strategy aimed at ensuring the protection of civilians and strengthening the Geneva Call program.
  • Provide technical assistance and capacity-building in grants management to implementing/strategic partners, tailoring these efforts to the specific needs and context.

External Representation and Accountability

  • Represents Geneva Call at program, advocacy, and coordination events/meetings with the international community and other forums in coordination with the HoP and Country director.
  • Demonstrates accountability in decision-making, resource allocation, and the embodiment of Geneva Call values and principles.

People Management

  • Provides leadership and technical and administrative supervision to reporting officer/consultant.
  • Supports HR with recruitment, training, development performance appraisal of direct reports.
  • Capacity building:Train staff on grant writing and reporting.

Safety and Security

  • In close coordination with the Safety and Security Coordinator and Country Director, ensure that staff safety regulations are respected across the program Team.

Additional duties

  • Contribute to opening new bases when required.
  • Additional tasks when required.

Main qualifications

Education and experience

  • Master’s degree in international relations, development, humanitarian studies, Management Science, or related field.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in grants/program management in international humanitarian or development organizations.

Languages

  • Excellent English is required.
  • Excellent writing/drafting skills.

Main qualifications, experiences, and skills

  • Demonstrating integrity: upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct with GC’s values.
  • Experience in working in complex security environments.
  • Understanding of advocacy, policy, and government systems in the host country.
  • Credibility to lobby, influence, and represent Geneva Call.
  • Proven track record of grants management for multiple donors including FCDO, EU, ECHO etc.
  • Strong understanding of protection issues in Afghanistan and the context of armed conflict.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team and manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • People management experience.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at short notice.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Grants Coordinator
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-Term (National or International contract)
  • Duration: 9 months – extendable
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Preferred start date: As soon as possible

Application

No later than 4 June, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Safety & Security Coordinator – Aden, Yemen (National)

Mission

In situations of armed conflict and violence, Geneva Call (GC), as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organisation, endeavours to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection.

GC is currently focusing its efforts the following thematic areas under the umbrella of international humanitarian norms – banning the use of anti-personnel mines, protecting children and education, prohibiting sexual violence and gender discrimination, prohibition of forced displacement, protection of cultural heritage and the protection of health care – all in the context of armed conflict and violence.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

The Safety & Security Coordinator (hereafter referred as SSC) under the supervision Country Director, will support the country Management, and whole team by leading, developing, and supporting a system of security to promote and support the protection of the employees, related parties, and assets of organization. The Safety & Security Coordinator provide technical and implementation advising the management and staff on security risks and procedures, context evolution and AGDA engagement. In addition, the SSC is expected to contribute to the design, planning, and implementation of other initiatives as part of the overall Yemen country programme. Importantly, the SSC shall ensure that projects and overall country programme are in sync and that no aspects in the project’s implementation would have adverse effects on attaining the broader strategy for Yemen programme.

Core responsibilities

  • Ensure development, updating and implementation of Security and Safety framework.
  • Manage and motivate the teams to consistently focus on the main drivers of security culture such as SoPs, teams’ awareness training, and safety.
  • Partner with various internal and external stakeholders to identify shrink-reduction opportunities.
  • Optimize travel and work schedules to maximize safety security for normal workings, travels, events, overnight coverage, facilities support etc. Partnering with country team when necessary.
  • Oversee Emergency Preparedness and Incident Management efforts including serving as the point person during an emergency.
  • Build an Internal Investigation program to proactively deter risks related to security safety of staff, building, assets, inventories, vehicles.
  • Develop and maintain an external network of contacts to enhance the information network. (Examples include but are not limited to, law enforcement, local external security, retail partners, vendors, first responders, etc.).

Physical Security

  • Ensure the physical security systems and equipment are functioning to expectations.
  • Ensure that all physical security systems and maintenance schedules are to standard including CCTV, alarms, radios, locks, keys, perimeter doors/gates, etc. Initiate and follow up on all repairs as necessary.
  • Conduct vulnerability evaluations or other tasks.

Capacity building, training and partnerships

  • Regular Orientation to staff to act as per framework of security and safety.
  • Partner with management to lead office initiatives and cross-functionality which provides an elevated/exceptional experience.
  • Continuously train, coach, and provide qualitative feedback, utilizing reward and recognition as well as the performance management process to improve team engagement and performance.
  • Identify training and capacity-building needs for country program staff.
  • Provide regular training for GC staff on access, humanitarian principles and safety and security preparedness.
  • Develop and maintain the network to have latest information on context analysis.
  • Provide regular info to management for the security and safety and changing context environment.
  • Oversee and participate in security for events.
  • Organize conveyances for venue where security measures are in place to maintain a safe, secure and successful event.
  • Facilitate event reporting requirements to internal partners, prepare site security/safety plans including advance planning, security scheduling, transport conveyance planning with internal and external partners, etc. or other tasks as requested by the Country Director and HQ related team.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Contribute to the development of national emergency preparedness plans.
  • If necessary, support and advise the support team in the event of a humanitarian or security/safety emergency.
  • Contribute to the development of operational and programmatic contingency plans for different emergency scenarios.

Main qualifications

Education

  • Completed degree of Higher Education in relevant field such as management, or Political/Social Science, International Humanitarian Law or Human Rights or equivalent.
  • Trainings in security management from recognized institutions is an added advantage.

Languages

  • Besides Arabic Excellent English is must for this role.

Technical knowledge or experience in

  • At least 5 years INGO security related experience.
  • Understanding of local context, dynamics and access limitations related to gender, disability, religion, tradition, and local norms.
  • Highest level of integrity.
  • Ability to communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Good report writing, communication and presentational skills.
  • Experience of developing/updating security framework for INGOs.
  • A sense of urgency that will lead to quick identification of context changes and appropriate action.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to work with geographically remote individuals.

Personal qualities

  • Understanding and respect for organisational principles and confidentiality.
  • Strong logic and organisational skills, flexibility, and adaptability to change.
  • Leadership qualities and unwavering integrity.
  • Ability to take responsibility, strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Proven ability to work well with colleagues and partners from diverse ethnic/cultural backgrounds.
  • Accuracy and reliability, ability to reach results and meet deadlines under pressure.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Safety & Security Coordinator
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-Term (National contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Aden, Yemen
  • Preferred start date: as soon as possible

Application

No later than 27 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Head of Programmes – Kabul, Afghanistan (National/International) Re-advertising

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call’s mission is to ensure that armed groups and de facto authorities respect International Humanitarian Law and basic humanitarian principles in the areas where they fight, or they control.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Geneva Call is seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to serve as the Head of Programmes for the Afghanistan Country Program (also a second country TBD). The HoP under the supervision of the Country Director will play a critical role to ensure effective program implementation in Afghanistan including planning, monitoring, budget management, coordination with implementing partners, key stakeholders, and management of program team. The Head of Programmes will play a critical role in driving the organization’s mission to engage key stakeholders in upholding International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

Core responsibilities

Program Management and Implementation

  • Plan, organize, lead and control GC overall programs across Afghanistan.
  • Provide support to Project Coordinators, ensuring successful project delivery in terms of planning, coordination, budget, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Assist the Country Director in leading crucial dialogue with key stakeholders.
  • Support the development/updating of the Country Situation Analysis in collaboration with SMT, including analysis of country context, and considering/prioritizing the situation/developments related to compliance/non-compliance with Humanitarian norms, IHL, and IHRL, ensuring participation and buy-in from all relevant staff, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead/institutionalize project cycle management/meetings to ensure efficient and effective program delivery and required decision making.
  • Lead the SMT to develop/update and drive forward the Strategy implementation Plan that is in line with the global strategy 2024 – 27.
  • Contribute to donor reporting – Craft narrative and financial sections of donor reports.
  • Contribute to Program Development – craft program narrative and financial sections for concept notes and project proposals.

Financial Management – Ensure financial accountability

  • Oversee budget follow-up, meticulously monitoring expenditures against allocated budgets per line item.
  • Implement proactive measures to mitigate financial risks of under or overspending.
  • Conduct regular variance analyses to identify potential deviations and course correct as needed.
  • In collaboration with HOS, conduct monthly BvA meetings.
  • Develop data-driven, realistic budget forecasts for the organization (monthly and quarterly) to ensure financial sustainability.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure proper financial record-keeping and adherence to donor guidelines.
  • Ensuring the project budget will enable the project to be delivered as designed.

Human Resource and Team Management

  • Manage the entire program team.
  • Ensure the team members adherence to Geneva Call’s principles and stimulate their motivation through context analysis and adjustment of activities to the evolving situation.
  • Build the capacity of the program team through direct or indirect provision of training.
  • Mentor and advise the program team during regular field visits.
  • Assess the performance of the program team and ensure their professional satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates accountability in decision-making, resource allocation, and the embodiment of Geneva Call values and principles.
  • Empowers team members and partners to fulfil their responsibilities while providing guidance, development opportunities, and appropriate consequences for performance outcomes.
  • Ensure smooth coordination with external stakeholders in general to identify synergies with potential partners and avoid possible overlaps.

External Representation and Accountability

  • Represents Geneva Call at program, advocacy, and coordination events/meetings with the international community and other forums in Afghanistan in coordination and collaboration with the Country Director.

Safety and Security

  • In close coordination with the Safety and Security Coordinator and Country Director, ensure that staff safety regulations are respected across the program Team.

Additional duties

  • Contribute to opening new bases when required.
  • Additional tasks when required.

Main qualifications

Education

  • Master’s degree in international relations, development, humanitarian studies, Project Management/Management Science, or related field.
  • Knowledge of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) or International Human Rights Law is an asset.

Years of Experience

  • 5 – 7 years of experience in program implementation, people management, and program quality in international humanitarian or development organizations in complex humanitarian contexts.

Languages

  • Excellent English is required.
  • Knowledge of any other language such as Pashto and Dari languages are plus.

Main qualifications, experiences, and skills

  • Demonstrating integrity: upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct with GC’s values.
  • Experience in working in complex security environments.
  • Understanding of advocacy, policy, and government systems in the host country.
  • Experienced in financial management for multiple donors including FCDO, EU, ECHO etc.
  • Strong understanding of IHL and the Afghan conflict and protection issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team and manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal skills with experience in negotiation with weapon bearers and other stakeholders.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • People management experience – large teams.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at short notice.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Head of Programmes – Afghanistan
  • Type of Contract: Fixed Term, National or International contract
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Work place: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Preferred start date: 15 June, 2024

Application

No later than 26 May, 2024.

Important Note:

If you have already applied for the position, you don’t need to resubmit your CV or application; your previous submission is still being considered.

Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions GC advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Coordinator Program Quality (MEAL) – Kabul, Afghanistan (National/International)

Mission

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflict and other situations of violence. Geneva Call’s mission is to ensure that armed groups and de facto authorities respect International Humanitarian Law and basic humanitarian principles in the areas where they fight, or they control.


Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Role

Geneva Call is seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual to serve as the Coordinator for Program Quality in the Afghanistan Country Program. The position will play a critical role in leading generating the impact of high-quality and evidenced-based programs that align with the Geneva Call’s Global Strategy and Mission to protect civilians from the impact of armed conflict. S/he plays a key role in ensuring the relevance, coherence, and impact of GC programs.

Core responsibilities

Program Quality (MEAL)

  • Ensure high-quality, multi-sectoral programming in the given contexts and monitor and advance the technical and operational quality of programs.
  • Conduct regular field visits to provide feedback on quality benchmarks including soliciting inputs for the design of new programs, collecting ideas for innovation, and monitoring program Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ensure Quality standards are met and procedures are followed throughout the project cycle of multiple projects.
  • Communicate planned requirements for program design, learning, and implementation to relevant country office departments/functions.
  • Coordinate and integrate the different technical sectors of the Country Office including MEAL, Communication, Program, and Support.
  • Develop and oversee a monitoring system that provides timely and accurate project results by embedding MEAL across program implementation.
  • Resource and conduct high-quality evaluations to demonstrate outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms are in place for all projects so that identified actions are resolved and escalate critical issues to senior management.
  • Ensure the research, evaluation, and policy work of the Country Office contributes to the generation of evidence for the development and improvement of Common Approaches, sound decision-making, and policy influencing internally and externally.
  • Establish effective program learning and knowledge management systems to support adaptive programming and innovation that improves outcomes for Geneva Call.
  • Ensure the projects are implementation and achieving of outputs and outcomes through the measuring of relevant indicators.
  • Develop the necessary reporting tools, including online/offline surveys, training reports, pre-post tests, etc.- develop quality monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Train the team in using the different tools and in data collection.
  • Develop success stories through field work and data collection from different stakeholders including community members, religious leaders and de facto authorities.
  • Overseeing that learnings and lessons learnt are properly disseminated for quality organisational learning.
  • As needed, provide support with project design and proposal writing.
  • Maintain existing indicator tracking tools; develop additional databases and tracking tools as needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of project interventions and ensure adherence to specific monitoring and reporting requirements.

Accountability

  • Demonstrates accountability in decision-making, resource allocation, and the embodiment of Geneva Call values and principles.

People Management

  • Provides leadership and technical and administrative supervision to the MEAL team (officers and assistants).
  • Supports HR with recruitment, training, development performance appraisal of direct reports.

Safety and Security

  • In close coordination with the Safety and Security Coordinator and Country Director, ensure that staff safety regulations are respected across the program Team.

Additional duties

  • Contribute to opening new bases when required.
  • Additional tasks when required.

Main qualifications

Education

  • Master’s degree development, humanitarian studies, Management Science, or related field.

Languages

  • Excellent English is required.
  • Knowledge of any other language such as Pashto and Dari languages are plus.

Main qualifications, experiences, and skills

  • Demonstrating integrity: upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct with GC’s values.
  • Experience in working in complex security environments.
  • Understanding of advocacy, policy, and government systems in the host country.
  • Proven track record of evaluating the impact of programs that have achieved measurable results.
  • Strong understanding of protection issues in Afghanistan and the context of armed conflict.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with a diverse team and manage relationships with stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal skills with experience in negotiation with weapon bearers and other stakeholders.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, members, external partners, and supporters.
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • People management experience.
  • Willingness and ability to travel at short notice.

Years of Experience

  • 7 years of experience in program quality (MEAL) in international humanitarian or development organizations – with increasing levels of responsibilities.

Performance management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the GC Performance Management p. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The Competency Framework

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Coordinator Program Quality (MEAL)
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-Term (National or International contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time position
  • Work place: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Preferred start date: 1July, 2024

Application

No later than 20 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the post you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the positions Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team to invite them for written test – and the steps afterwards if they qualify i.e., interview and other assessments as deemed appropriate.

Operational Support Consultant – Yerevan, Armenia (National)

About Geneva Call

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening the protection of civilians affected by conflicts involving armed groups and de facto authorities (AGDAs). Geneva Call works to increase respect for international humanitarian norms, based on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) as well as relevant local and religious norms, by AGDAs, towards positive policy and behaviour change, while supporting communities’ efforts to improve their own protection.

In the context of armed conflict, Geneva Call focuses its efforts on the protection of children, education, healthcare, humanitarian access and cultural heritage; preventing forced displacement and food insecurity; prohibiting sexual violence and working towards the elimination of gender discrimination; as well as curbing the use of anti-personnel mines and other means and methods which are not in compliance with humanitarian norms.

Geneva Call consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. Geneva Call is an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are particularly encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

1. Introduction

This document outlines the Terms of Reference (ToR) for a two-month, full-time consultancy role based in Yerevan, Armenia, in support of Geneva Call’s mission in Ukraine. The consultant will focus on supporting operational scoping and planning to coordinate humanitarian engagement-related activities in Ukraine and among relevant neighboring countries. This role is critical in establishing Geneva Call Ukraine’s operational infrastructure in Armenia and ensuring effective cross-border coordination.

2. Objectives

The primary objectives of this consultancy are to:

  • Facilitate operational scoping and planning for Geneva Call Ukraine in Armenia and neighboring countries.
  • Assess and advise on accuracy of current NGO registration status of Geneva Call and compliance requirements in Armenia.
  • Establish mechanisms for international financial transactions through Armenian accounts.
  • Provide guidance on Armenian legal frameworks, including labor, tax, and other relevant laws and regulations.
  • Identify suitable office space in Yerevan for a maximum of three staff members.
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding of additional staff in Armenia.
  • Prepare for a potential retainer agreement for ongoing consultancy services following the full-time role.

3. Scope of Work

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of operational requirements for Geneva Call Ukraine to establish a limited presence in Armenia.
  • Engage with local authorities and legal experts to understand and navigate NGO registration and reporting processes.
  • Liaise with financial institutions to establish processes for international financial transactions.
  • Provide detailed reports on Armenian legal requirements impacting NGO operations, including labor laws, taxation, counter-terrorism legislation and compliance regulations.
  • Scout and evaluate potential office spaces in Yerevan, coordinating lease agreements if necessary.
  • Develop a recruitment strategy and assist in hiring and training new national staff.
  • Formulate a proposal for continued support after the initial consultancy period, including the identification of /ongoing/forecasted needs.

4. Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver:

  • A detailed operational plan for Geneva Call Ukraine’s activities in Armenia.
  • A comprehensive guide on NGO registration and compliance in Armenia.
  • A financial transaction framework for international operations.
  • A legal compliance checklist covering labor, tax, and other regulations.
  • Recommendations and options for office space in Yerevan.
  • A recruitment and onboarding plan for new staff.
  • A proposal for ongoing consultancy services following the two-month period.

5. Timeframe

The consultancy will span two months, starting from May 2024 to June 2024 with a possibility of extension depending on the identified needs and follow-up actions required, performance of the consultant, and available funding.

6. Reporting

The consultant will report directly to the Head of Region, Geneva Call Eurasia and the Country Director at Geneva Call Ukraine and will be required to submit brief (750-1,000 word) bi-weekly [fortnightly] progress reports.

7. Qualifications

  • Proven experience in operational planning and NGO management.
  • Knowledge of Armenian legal and financial systems.
  • Experience in human resources and staff recruitment in Armenia.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Fluency in English; fluency in Armenian; fluency or functional proficiency of Russian or other regional languages is an advantage.

8. Terms of Payment

Payment terms will be negotiated with the selected consultant and outlined in the consultancy agreement.

9. Application Process

  • Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.
  • Please indicate your daily rate in your cover letter.

10. Confidentiality

All information gathered and produced during the consultancy must be treated as confidential and not disclosed without prior permission from Geneva Call Ukraine.

Conflict of interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.

Conditions

  • Position : Operational Support – Consultant
  • Type of Contract: Limited-Term (National consultancy contract)
  • Activity rate: 100%, full-time consultancy
  • Work place: Yerevan, Armenia
  • Preferred start date: as soon as possible

Application

No later than 20 May, 2024.

Important Note: Our HR team will meticulously evaluate your profile in line with the requirements of the consultancy you have applied for. Since, we receive a good number of applications for all the consultancies Geneva Call advertises, it is not possible to communicate the results of our decisions with every candidate individually. Therefore, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted by the HR team for further process.